Reader Reviews

Ribboned with subtleties about gender roles and class expectations that make this novel both thoughtful and delightful all at once.

—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Along Came a Lady


Christi Caldwell's crisp, sparkling writing is infused with emotion, passion, and a belief in the healing power of love. This is terrific Regency romance!

—Amanda Quick, New York Times bestselling author


Emotional, funny, and filled with passion—everything I want in a romance.

—Lorraine Heath, New York Times bestselling author of The Duchess Hunt on Along Came a Lady

What historical romance is meant to be. I devoured every word. Christi Caldwell has become one of my favorite authors.

—Laura Lee Guhrke, New York Times bestselling author 


A charming, romantic love story that shows Regency romance isn't just about dukes and duchesses and love isn't just for the upper classes.

—Maya Rodale, USA Today bestselling author on Along Came a Lady


A must-read for both fans and newcomers to Caldwell’s work.

—Library Journal


Packed with familial warmth and peppered with humor…An endearing romance.

—Kirkus on Desperately Seeking a Duchess

The Diamond and the Duke


The Diamond and the Duke

When a wounded soldier and self-proclaimed "beast" finds unlikely friendship with a headstrong and unconventional beauty, they quickly find themselves weaving a tale as old as time…

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